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countermobility

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-90.6) Countermobility limits the maneuver of enemy forces and enhances the effectiveness of BCT fires. By denying mobility to enemy forces, Army forces can destroy them with fires and maneuver. Countermobility missions include creating or enhancing obstacles to attack enemy maneuver, and using smoke to hinder enemy maneuver. OLD VERSION The use of tactical obstacles and fires to attack the enemy’s maneuver to the advantage of the defender. The combination of fires and obstacles create a vulnerability that friendly forces can exploit by fire, maneuver, or a combination.



Acronym:

CM

Broader Terms:

combat engineer
combat engineering
engineer support

Related Terms:

general engineering
mobility
survivability


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